| Event type

400 metres, Men

Date4 – 8 August 1984
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants80 from 57 countries

The Eastern Europeans did not compete but it was of little consequence. The favorite was not an American, for the first time since 1952 (save 1980), but was Bert Cameron of Jamaica, the 1982 Commonwealth Games champion. The best American seemed to be Antonio McKay with Alonzo Babers also to be respected. The second semi-final saw Cameron pull up at 150 metres. He hopped for about 20 metres, then began running again, and qualified in 45.10, startling for someone who had basically stopped running midway through. But his leg injury was too severe and he would not start the final. The final was led early by Australia’s Darren Clark and he held it to the final curve. There Babers and Gabriel Tiacoh of the Ivory Coast passed him together. On the homestretch Babers was too strong and pulled away from Tiacoh with McKay closing for the bronze medal, Clark finishing fourth.

1882Alonzo BabersUSA45.81 (1 h5)44.75 (1 h3)45.17 (2 h1)44.27 (1)Gold
2181Gabriel TiacohCIV45.96 (1 h2)45.15 (1 h4)44.64 (1 h2)44.54 (2)Silver
3922Antonio McKayUSA45.55 (1 h8)44.72 (1 h1)44.92 (3 h2)44.71 (3)Bronze
424Darren ClarkAUS45.68 (2 h10)44.77 (2 h1)45.26 (3 h1)44.75 (4)
5926Sunder NixUSA45.42 (1 h7)45.31 (2 h2)45.41 (4 h1)44.75 (5)
6672Sunday UtiNGR45.74 (3 h10)45.01 (2 h3)44.83 (2 h2)44.93 (6)
7664Innocent EgbunikeNGR46.63 (1 h3)45.26 (1 h2)45.16 (1 h1)45.35 (7)
4 h2 r3/4536Bert CameronJAM46.14 (1 h4)45.16 (3 h3)45.10 (4 h2)– (DNS)
5 h1 r3/4276Aldo CantiFRA46.14 (2 h6)45.64 (4 h2)45.59 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/426Bruce FrayneAUS46.08 (1 h6)45.35 (4 h3)45.21 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4851Mike PaulTTO46.18 (2 h5)45.84 (3 h4)45.60 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/459Elvis FordeBAR45.47 (2 h7)45.60 (3 h2)45.32 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4351Kriss AkabusiGBR45.64 (1 h10)45.43 (3 h1)45.69 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/4581David KiturKEN46.25 (2 h2)45.78 (2 h4)45.62 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/4568Susumu TakanoJPN46.26 (3 h6)45.91 (4 h4)45.88 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/4979Davison LisheboZAM46.20 (1 h1)45.57 (4 h1)45.97 (8 h2)
5 h1 r2/4573John AnzrahKEN46.12 (2 h8)45.67 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4230Ángel de las HerasESP46.06 (2 h9)45.88 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4354Todd BennettGBR46.09 (3 h9)45.51 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/4336Erwin SkamrahlFRG45.94 (1 h9)46.39 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/4545Devon MorrisJAM45.80 (4 h10)46.14 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/4781Marcel ArnoldSUI46.46 (3 h2)46.10 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/4240Antonio SánchezESP46.03 (3 h7)45.79 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4548Mark SeniorJAM46.73 (2 h3)46.50 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/450Allan IngrahamBAH46.72 (3 h1)46.14 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/4358Phil BrownGBR46.26 (3 h5)46.63 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/4476Oddur SigurðssonISL46.30 (2 h4)46.07 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/4107Gérson de SouzaBRA47.02 (3 h3)46.65 (7 h4)
8 h1 r2/464David PeltierBAR46.57 (2 h1)46.48 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/4853Anton SkerrittTTO46.30 (4 h7)46.93 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/4122Doug HindsCAN46.42 (3 h4)46.19 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/4716Isidro del PradoPHI46.82 (3 h8)46.71 (8 h4)
4 h1 r1/4749Boubacar DialloSEN46.73 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/434Gary MinihanAUS46.93 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/4190Manuel RamírezCOL47.17 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/462Richard LouisBAR46.70 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/4875Moses KyeswaUGA46.78 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/4214Nafi MersalEGY46.46 (4 h6)
4 h8 r1/4646Leonardo LoforteMOZ47.07 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/4299Yann QuentrecFRA46.94 (4 h9)
5 h1 r1/4531Dean GreenawayIVB47.33 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/4620Nordin Mohamed JadiMAS47.12 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/4139Bryan SaundersCAN47.40 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/4146Jean-Didace BémouCGO47.26 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/4112Tim BethuneCAN46.98 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/412Alfred BrowneANT47.29 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/4574James AtutiKEN47.04 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/4248Joe RodanFIJ49.00 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/4103Wilson dos SantosBRA47.55 (5 h9)
5 h10 r1/4877Mike OkotUGA46.68 (5 h10)
6 h1 r1/4105Evaldo da SilvaBRA47.55 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/4806Tommy JohanssonSWE47.77 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/4700Mohamed Al-MalkyOMA47.61 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/4293Hector LlatserFRA47.30 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/489Joe RamotshabiBOT48.11 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/4869Rashid Al-JirbiUAE48.71 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/4842Adjé Adjeoda VignonTOG47.43 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/4628Agripa MwauseghaMAW49.12 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/4479Mark HandelsmanISR48.17 (6 h9)
6 h10 r1/4990Samuel SarkpaLBR47.65 (6 h10)
7 h1 r1/4777Ibrahim OkashSOM47.91 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/4650Daniel AndréMRI49.09 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/4706Syed Meshaq RizviPAK49.58 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/481Phillip PipersburgBIZ48.04 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/4350Dawda JallowGAM48.36 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/4798Siegfried CrudenSUR50.07 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/4673Lapule TameanPNG47.60 (7 h7)
7 h8 r1/4419Charles MosesGHA50.39 (7 h8)
7 h9 r1/4966Christopher MadzokereZIM48.49 (7 h9)
7 h10 r1/4185Mama MoluhCMR48.90 (7 h10)
8 h1 r1/4154Issaka HassaneCHA49.64 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/4971Faustin ButéraRWA51.41 (8 h2)
8 h4 r1/4436Alberto LópezGUA52.21 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/4217René LópezESA48.71 (8 h5)
8 h7 r1/4655Pushpa OjhaNEP52.12 (8 h7)
8 h9 r1/4618Arsène RandriamahazomanaMAD48.86 (8 h9)
AC h3 r1/4404Secundino BorabotaGEQ– (DQ h3)
AC h6 r1/4779Hassan El-KashiefSUD– (DNF h6)
AC h8 r1/4854Ali St. LouisTTO– (DNF h8)
AC h10 r1/4758Vincent ConfaitSEY– (DQ h10)

Round One (4 August 1984 — 10:00)

Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Davison LisheboZAM46.20Q
21David PeltierBAR46.57Q
37Allan IngrahamBAH46.72Q
46Boubacar DialloSEN46.73
52Dean GreenawayIVB47.33
63Evaldo da SilvaBRA47.55
74Ibrahim OkashSOM47.91
88Issaka HassaneCHA49.64

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Gabriel TiacohCIV45.96Q
26David KiturKEN46.25Q
35Marcel ArnoldSUI46.46Q
42Gary MinihanAUS46.93
51Nordin Mohamed JadiMAS47.12
67Tommy JohanssonSWE47.77
78Daniel AndréMRI49.09
84Faustin ButéraRWA51.41

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Innocent EgbunikeNGR46.63Q
25Mark SeniorJAM46.73Q
38Gérson de SouzaBRA47.02Q
46Manuel RamírezCOL47.17
57Bryan SaundersCAN47.40
64Mohamed Al-MalkyOMA47.61
73Syed Meshaq RizviPAK49.58
DQ2Secundino BorabotaGEQ

Heat Four

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Bert CameronJAM46.14Q
27Oddur SigurðssonISL46.30Q
32Doug HindsCAN46.42Q
41Richard LouisBAR46.70
55Jean-Didace BémouCGO47.26
63Hector LlatserFRA47.30
78Phillip PipersburgBIZ48.04
86Alberto LópezGUA52.21

Heat Five

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Alonzo BabersUSA45.81Q
23Mike PaulTTO46.18Q
32Phil BrownGBR46.26Q
41Moses KyeswaUGA46.78
58Tim BethuneCAN46.98
66Joe RamotshabiBOT48.11
75Dawda JallowGAM48.36
84René LópezESA48.71

Heat Six

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Bruce FrayneAUS46.08Q
22Aldo CantiFRA46.14Q
38Susumu TakanoJPN46.26Q
46Nafi MersalEGY46.46
53Alfred BrowneANT47.29
67Rashid Al-JirbiUAE48.71
74Siegfried CrudenSUR50.07
DNF5Hassan El-KashiefSUD

Heat Seven

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Sunder NixUSA45.42Q
26Elvis FordeBAR45.47Q
37Antonio SánchezESP46.03Q
44Anton SkerrittTTO46.30q
55James AtutiKEN47.04
68Adjé Adjeoda VignonTOG47.43
73Lapule TameanPNG47.60
81Pushpa OjhaNEP52.12

Heat Eight

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Antonio McKayUSA45.55Q
21John AnzrahKEN46.12Q
37Isidro del PradoPHI46.82Q
46Leonardo LoforteMOZ47.07
53Joe RodanFIJ49.00
68Agripa MwauseghaMAW49.12
74Charles MosesGHA50.39
DNF2Ali St. LouisTTO

Heat Nine

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Erwin SkamrahlFRG45.94Q
25Ángel de las HerasESP46.06Q
33Todd BennettGBR46.09Q
44Yann QuentrecFRA46.94
57Wilson dos SantosBRA47.55
68Mark HandelsmanISR48.17
71Christopher MadzokereZIM48.49
86Arsène RandriamahazomanaMAD48.86

Heat Ten

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Kriss AkabusiGBR45.64Q
23Darren ClarkAUS45.68Q
35Sunday UtiNGR45.74Q
42Devon MorrisJAM45.80q
51Mike OkotUGA46.68
68Samuel SarkpaLBR47.65
77Mama MoluhCMR48.90
DQ4Vincent ConfaitSEY

Quarter-Finals (5 August 1984 — 17:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
18Antonio McKayUSA44.72Q
26Darren ClarkAUS44.77Q
33Kriss AkabusiGBR45.43Q
44Davison LisheboZAM45.57Q
52John AnzrahKEN45.67
61Devon MorrisJAM46.14
77Allan IngrahamBAH46.14
85David PeltierBAR46.48

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Innocent EgbunikeNGR45.26Q
25Sunder NixUSA45.31Q
32Elvis FordeBAR45.60Q
47Aldo CantiFRA45.64Q
53Ángel de las HerasESP45.88
66Marcel ArnoldSUI46.10
78Phil BrownGBR46.63
81Anton SkerrittTTO46.93

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Alonzo BabersUSA44.75Q
21Sunday UtiNGR45.01Q
38Bert CameronJAM45.16Q
47Bruce FrayneAUS45.35Q
56Todd BennettGBR45.51
62Antonio SánchezESP45.79
74Oddur SigurðssonISL46.07
83Doug HindsCAN46.19

Heat Four

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Gabriel TiacohCIV45.15Q
26David KiturKEN45.78Q
38Mike PaulTTO45.84Q
44Susumu TakanoJPN45.91Q
51Erwin SkamrahlFRG46.39
67Mark SeniorJAM46.50
73Gérson de SouzaBRA46.65
85Isidro del PradoPHI46.71

Semi-Finals (6 August 1984 — 16:55)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Innocent EgbunikeNGR45.16Q
27Alonzo BabersUSA45.17Q
31Darren ClarkAUS45.26Q
46Sunder NixUSA45.41Q
58Aldo CantiFRA45.59
65Mike PaulTTO45.60
72Kriss AkabusiGBR45.69
84Susumu TakanoJPN45.88

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Gabriel TiacohCIV44.64Q
28Sunday UtiNGR44.83Q
33Antonio McKayUSA44.92Q
42Bert CameronJAM45.10Q
55Bruce FrayneAUS45.21
61Elvis FordeBAR45.32
76David KiturKEN45.62
87Davison LisheboZAM45.97

Final (8 August 1984 — 16:45)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Alonzo BabersUSA44.270.175
27Gabriel TiacohCIV44.540.191
31Antonio McKayUSA44.710.281
45Darren ClarkAUS44.750.269
56Sunder NixUSA44.750.243
62Sunday UtiNGR44.930.186
73Innocent EgbunikeNGR45.350.192
DNS8Bert CameronJAM